The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostTue, 03 May 2016en-gb(C) 2016 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngTMT Law Practice advises Indian fashion start-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tmt-law-practice-advises-indian-fashion-start-up-24184427/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10341256_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>TMT Law Practice has advised India-based Relevant E-Solutions, which runs the fast-growing fashion-focused social network Roposo, on raising $5m from Bertelsmann India Investments.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tmt-law-practice-advises-indian-fashion-start-up-24184427/Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:04Elevate Services acquires OnRamp Systems<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/elevate-services-acquires-onramp-systems-27375817/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/2232963_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Los Angeles-based legal services provider Elevate Services has boosted its software business with the acquisition of innovative legal technology company OnRamp Systems Inc.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/elevate-services-acquires-onramp-systems-27375817/Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:04Global launch of first Virtual Assistants<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/global-launch-of-first-virtual-assistants-60580635/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12404587_s (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>UK firm Riverview Law has rolled out the first two of its Virtual Assistants, which are powered by the Kim technology platform and intended to help lawyers work more efficiently.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/global-launch-of-first-virtual-assistants-60580635/Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:04Controversies continue for planned Scalia namesake law school<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/controversies-continue-for-planned-scalia-namesake-law-school-11798161/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Supreme Court (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>George Mason University's plan to rename its law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is facing stiff opposition from university faculty - even with the matter of the unfortunate 'ASSLaw' acronym now resolved.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/controversies-continue-for-planned-scalia-namesake-law-school-11798161/Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:04Linklaters locks in China strategy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-locks-in-china-strategy-74386602/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shanghai5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has officially ended its search for a merger partner in China, opting instead for a longer play to establish a Chinese law presence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-locks-in-china-strategy-74386602/Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:04China passes law restricting foreign NGO activity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-passes-law-restricting-foreign-ngo-activity-35117341/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_291401870 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new law handed down in China will require foreign non-governmental organisations to submit to Chinese police supervision, and may affect businesses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-passes-law-restricting-foreign-ngo-activity-35117341/Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:04One in five law firms targeted by scammers, study finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/one-in-five-law-firms-targeted-by-scammers-study-finds-80801553/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Scams.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new survey from the Law Society found that nine firms have had money stolen from client accounts by scammers in the last 12 months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/one-in-five-law-firms-targeted-by-scammers-study-finds-80801553/Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:04Justice ministers 'clear' UK will remain in ECHR<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/justice-ministers-clear-uk-will-remain-in-echr-23555465/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40229914_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>After home secretary Theresa May had suggested the UK should leave the European Convention on Human Rights, justice ministers are insisting there are no plans to do so.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/justice-ministers-clear-uk-will-remain-in-echr-23555465/Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:04Study predicts the era of banking mega fines almost over<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/study-predicts-the-era-of-banking-mega-fines-almost-over-92944173/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10928372_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new study by American financial services company Standard and Poor's says that 2016 will likely be the last year for mega conduct and litigation issues for UK banks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/study-predicts-the-era-of-banking-mega-fines-almost-over-92944173/Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:04Payne Hicks Beach lawyer exits to launch Middle East firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/payne-hicks-beach-lawyer-exits-to-launch-middle-east-firm-55926975/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8725350_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Payne Hicks Beach construction and energy head Julian Critchlow is set to leave the firm on 1 June to launch his own practice focused on the Middle East and East Africa.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/payne-hicks-beach-lawyer-exits-to-launch-middle-east-firm-55926975/Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:04Men-focused firm plans UK expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/men-focused-firm-plans-uk-expansion-17660387/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36086326_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US law firm which specialises in representing men in family law matters is considering a suite of new offices in the United Kingdom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/men-focused-firm-plans-uk-expansion-17660387/Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:04Stephenson Harwood logs largest ever global promotions round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-logs-largest-ever-global-promotions-round-19634904/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43296986_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>With nine new partners, international firm Stephenson Harwood's latest promotion round is its biggest on record.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-logs-largest-ever-global-promotions-round-19634904/Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:04HSF lifts curtain on new 'Beyond 2020' global strategy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-lifts-curtain-on-new-beyond-2020-global-strategy-61483614/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/27272011_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>After six months of consultation with partners and staff, Herbert Smith Freehills has unveiled its road-map to the future of the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-lifts-curtain-on-new-beyond-2020-global-strategy-61483614/Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:04Lawyer faces jail for eating incriminating evidence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-faces-jail-for-eating-incriminating-evidence-4219619/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35081933_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The moment that a Russian lawyer stuffed his client's breathalyser report into his mouth and chewed has been captured on CCTV footage.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-faces-jail-for-eating-incriminating-evidence-4219619/Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:04Led Zeppelin can settle suit for $1<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/led-zeppelin-can-settle-suit-for-$1-40241538/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/5460904_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers suing members of rock group Led Zeppelin say their client is willing to settle a lawsuit over the band's most famous song for just $1.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/led-zeppelin-can-settle-suit-for-$1-40241538/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:04Squire Patton Boggs to advise in Austin Reed administration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/squire-patton-boggs-to-advise-in-austin-reed-administration-1181450/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21348287_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Squire Patton Boggs is advising AlixPartners on the administration of Austin Reed, only a day after retailer BHS also announced it had entered administration.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/squire-patton-boggs-to-advise-in-austin-reed-administration-1181450/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:04Clifford Chance shakes up Asia-Pac leadership<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-shakes-up-asia-pac-leadership-80608161/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32992417_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has made key changes to its Asia-Pacific management team, as one managing partner retires and another takes up a regional role. There are also two new practice heads across the region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-shakes-up-asia-pac-leadership-80608161/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:04Alexander McQueen faces lawsuit over royal wedding dress design<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alexander-mcqueen-faces-lawsuit-over-royal-wedding-dress-design-74678942/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14423567_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A lawsuit filed this week in London alleges that the iconic Alexander McQueen wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) on her wedding day was in fact copied from the designs of another, lesser known British designer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alexander-mcqueen-faces-lawsuit-over-royal-wedding-dress-design-74678942/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04Eversheds on top for Q1 panel appointments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-on-top-for-q1-panel-appointments-70780358/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37728568_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eversheds landed a place on more panels than any other City firm during the first quarter of 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-on-top-for-q1-panel-appointments-70780358/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04Resolution continues push for 'no fault' divorce in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/resolution-continues-push-for-no-fault-divorce-in-the-uk-18789083/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41449652_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>New Resolution chair Nigel Shepherd has used his first public speech in the role to call for an end to the 'divorce blame game.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/resolution-continues-push-for-no-fault-divorce-in-the-uk-18789083/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04Law school applications may be making a comeback<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-school-applications-may-be-making-a-comeback-5869314/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46246648_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>It's still early days for the fall semester, but studying law might just be coming back into vogue with the youth of America.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-school-applications-may-be-making-a-comeback-5869314/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04In-house innovation not all it's cracked up to be, say company directors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-innovation-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be-say-company-directors-6380802/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32095706_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A recent survey asked directors and officers at publicly traded US companies to report on which attributes will be most desirable in GCs by 2020 - and the results may surprise you.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-innovation-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be-say-company-directors-6380802/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04Amazon launches legal crackdown on fake reviews<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/amazon-launches-legal-crackdown-on-fake-reviews-80261771/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34848496_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The underground marketplace for fraudulent product reviews poses a massive threat to the credibility of Amazon as a retail platform, says the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/amazon-launches-legal-crackdown-on-fake-reviews-80261771/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04Pharma patent battles up 68 per cent in 2015, study finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pharma-patent-battles-up-68-per-cent-in-2015-study-finds-59728916/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16704543_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The IP landscape is heating up across the United States pharmaceutical market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pharma-patent-battles-up-68-per-cent-in-2015-study-finds-59728916/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35589478/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Baton.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35589478/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:04Irwin Mitchell promotes six women in round of 13<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irwin-mitchell-promotes-six-women-in-round-of-13-79378882/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42884586_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Irwin Mitchell has promoted thirteen to the partnership in this year's round, six of them women.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irwin-mitchell-promotes-six-women-in-round-of-13-79378882/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:04Prince's death could lead to 'messy litigation' says lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/princes-death-could-lead-to-messy-litigation-says-lawyer-36374796/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20959131_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A US attorney says that the death of Prince, believed to be worth around $300m, could lead to 'messy litigation' and potential probes by tax officials.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/princes-death-could-lead-to-messy-litigation-says-lawyer-36374796/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:04Singapore's Rodyk name lives on in Dentons merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapores-rodyk-name-lives-on-in-dentons-merger-11275649/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_199681145.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global behemoth Dentons has completed its merger with Rodyk, Singapore's oldest law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapores-rodyk-name-lives-on-in-dentons-merger-11275649/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:04Chilly forecast for luxury property market post-Panama Papers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chilly-forecast-for-luxury-property-market-post-panama-papers-27752660/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15616663_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The crackdown on offshore financial centres is casting a shadow over the luxury property market, one of the subjects for discussion at next month's Luxury Law Summit in London on 17th May.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chilly-forecast-for-luxury-property-market-post-panama-papers-27752660/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:04DLA Piper names new MP in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-names-new-mp-in-singapore-61146567/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41760891_s (1)_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has chosen Joe Bauerschmidt to replace outgoing Singapore managing partner John Viverito.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-names-new-mp-in-singapore-61146567/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:04Weil Gotshal and DLA Piper lead as BHS calls in administrators<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weil-gotshal-and-dla-piper-lead-as-bhs-calls-in-administrators-50914379/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55203535_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>British retailer BHS entered administration on Monday, putting 164 stores and 11,000 jobs at risk across the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weil-gotshal-and-dla-piper-lead-as-bhs-calls-in-administrators-50914379/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:04Woman sues sperm bank over donor mix-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/woman-sues-sperm-bank-over-donor-mix-up-9177353/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/3414141_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Illinois sperm bank is facing a federal lawsuit after providing sperm from a black donor to a woman who had asked that her child be white.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/woman-sues-sperm-bank-over-donor-mix-up-9177353/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:04British government to consider capped fees after Eurostar sale<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-government-to-consider-capped-fees-after-eurostar-sale-72541546/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/6887701_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK government is to explore using capped fee contracts for legal work in the wake of a report into the &pound;2.8m legal fees Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer charged HM Treasury in the sale of its stake in Eurostar International.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-government-to-consider-capped-fees-after-eurostar-sale-72541546/Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:04Reed Smith and Pepper Hamilton call off merger talks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-and-pepper-hamilton-call-off-merger-talks-68091102/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21801623_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Less than a fortnight after discussions commenced, Reed Smith and Pepper Hamilton have called a halt to merger talks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-and-pepper-hamilton-call-off-merger-talks-68091102/Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:04City firms lead in post-crisis RMBS milestone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-firms-lead-in-post-crisis-rmbs-milestone-82305403/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42190079_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cerberus Capital Management has instructed two City firms in what will be the biggest residential mortgage-backed securitisation (RMBS) deal since the global financial crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-firms-lead-in-post-crisis-rmbs-milestone-82305403/Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:04Court says no to 'drop-in' lawyering in New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/court-says-no-to-drop-in-lawyering-in-new-york-39006783/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20718863_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Friday ruling from the US Second District Court of Appeals will require all lawyers wishing to practice in New York to hold either a residential or office address in the state.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/court-says-no-to-drop-in-lawyering-in-new-york-39006783/Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:04Clyde & Co shakes up Asia-Pac leadership team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde--co-shakes-up-asia-pac-leadership-team-76861357/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/singapore25.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has reshuffled its leadership talent in the region and added new blood to its management team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde--co-shakes-up-asia-pac-leadership-team-76861357/Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:04Freshfields and A&O decide work experience spots aren't for sale<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-and-ao-decide-work-experience-spots-arent-for-sale-86144366/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44139095_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Magic Circle duo have pulled the plug on plans to 'sell' two fortnight-long work experience placements at each firm to the highest bidder as part of a charity auction.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-and-ao-decide-work-experience-spots-arent-for-sale-86144366/Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:04Report: UK luxury brands sleepwalking into digital danger zones<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-uk-luxury-brands-sleepwalking-into-digital-danger-zones-66961748/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16861158_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Research from international law firm Taylor Wessing shows that growing online sales is a top priority for UK luxury brands, but the majority underestimates the risks associated with doing business in a digital marketplace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-uk-luxury-brands-sleepwalking-into-digital-danger-zones-66961748/Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:04Iran sees second international firm enter the market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/iran-sees-second-international-firm-enter-the-market-76553157/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54614609_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Central Asian-based Colibri Law has become the second international law firm to establish a dedicated office in Tehran after partnering with local firm Gheidi & Associates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/iran-sees-second-international-firm-enter-the-market-76553157/Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:04BLP reclaims Coulson after one year stint at Hausfeld<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blp-reclaims-coulson-after-one-year-stint-at-hausfeld-8932355/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10714085_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Antitrust litigator Edward Coulson has rejoined British firm Berwin Leighton Paisner less than 12 months after departing the firm for US rival Hausfeld.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blp-reclaims-coulson-after-one-year-stint-at-hausfeld-8932355/Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:04Immigration case fees set to skyrocket in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/immigration-case-fees-set-to-skyrocket-in-the-uk-47250968/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14472343_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fees for immigration and asylum cases in the United Kingdom are to be lifted by as much as 500 per cent as the government rules it is 'no longer reasonable' to ask taxpayers to fund them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/immigration-case-fees-set-to-skyrocket-in-the-uk-47250968/Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:04Syracuse to launch online Juris Doctor program<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/syracuse-to-launch-online-juris-doctor-program-87082027/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/6503692_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York university hopes to break new ground in the credibility and quality of online law degrees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/syracuse-to-launch-online-juris-doctor-program-87082027/Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:04Breivik wins human rights case against Norwegian government<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/breivik-wins-human-rights-case-against-norwegian-government-25080695/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13257257_s_299x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Oslo District Court ruled in favour of white supremacist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik this week, who claimed he had been subjected to degrading and inhumane treatment in prison.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/breivik-wins-human-rights-case-against-norwegian-government-25080695/Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:04Tech start-up brings free contract review to consumers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-start-up-brings-free-contract-review-to-consumers-73370163/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37929936_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>LawGeex uses a mix of crowdsourcing, AI and lawyer expertise to offer free contract reviews and has attracted $2.5m in funding, with plans to grow its offering and tech capabilities.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-start-up-brings-free-contract-review-to-consumers-73370163/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:04HSF promotes 20 to partner in geographically balanced round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-promotes-20-to-partner-in-geographically-balanced-round-21001222/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41475275_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>After two years of making the majority of its partner promotions in the Asia-Pacific region, Herbert Smith Freehills has had a more balanced round this year, making up ten lawyers in the UK and EMEA, and ten in Asia-Pacific.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-promotes-20-to-partner-in-geographically-balanced-round-21001222/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:04Clifford Chance makes up 24 in latest round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-makes-up-24-in-latest-round-48530549/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_227284216 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has made up 24 new partners, including nine in London in its largest City promotions round for several years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-makes-up-24-in-latest-round-48530549/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:04City firms score points for gender equality<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-firms-score-points-for-gender-equality-66597219/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_123603850.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eight City law firms have been recognised in this year's Top 50 Employers for Women league table.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-firms-score-points-for-gender-equality-66597219/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:04Schneiderman launches probe for New York voters<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/schneiderman-launches-probe-for-new-york-voters-41724096/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55123509_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman has launched an official probe as thousands of New York voters claim they were unable to cast ballots in Tuesday's state primary after their party affiliations were mysteriously switched.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/schneiderman-launches-probe-for-new-york-voters-41724096/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:04Canada moves to legalise recreational marijuana<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/canada-moves-to-legalise-recreational-marijuana-31321270/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32840858_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Canada's health minister announced at the United Nations this week that the country will move to decriminalise and regulate the sale of recreational marijuana in 2017.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/canada-moves-to-legalise-recreational-marijuana-31321270/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:04Ashurst picks Jenkins as next managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-picks-jenkins-as-next-managing-partner-4584173/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38970096_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sydney-based finance co-head Paul Jenkins has been named as the next global managing partner of Ashurst.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-picks-jenkins-as-next-managing-partner-4584173/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:04Burford raises &pound;100m on LSE<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burford-raises-100m-on-lse-97249147/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43748920_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation funder Burford Capital has announced that it has raised &pound;100m on the London Stock Exchange, taking its cumulative investment under management to about US$1bn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burford-raises-100m-on-lse-97249147/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:04Company restructuring and urban redevelopment drives increasing demand for lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/company-restructuring-and-urban-redevelopment-drives-increasing-demand-for-lawyers-32846055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13042556_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Data from the latest UK Jobs Index from recruitment consultant Robert Walters has shown that the number of jobs advertised for legal professionals has risen by 14 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/company-restructuring-and-urban-redevelopment-drives-increasing-demand-for-lawyers-32846055/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:04MH17 compensation offer 'almost offensive', says lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mh17-compensation-offer-almost-offensive-says-lawyer-76138369/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31917548_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Malaysian Airlines' insurers have been accused of 'taking advantage of Dutch law' to offer minimal compensation to the families of passengers who perished aboard downed flight MH17.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mh17-compensation-offer-almost-offensive-says-lawyer-76138369/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:04Lawyers will be worse off if Britain leaves EU, warns Treasury<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-will-be-worse-off-if-britain-leaves-eu-warns-treasury-86642394/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8958684_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new 200-page report from the Treasury has painted a bleak portrait of the UK economic landscape under a 'Vote Leave' scenario, not least for lawyers and other professional services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-will-be-worse-off-if-britain-leaves-eu-warns-treasury-86642394/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:04Harvard Law students campaign for free tuition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/harvard-law-students-campaign-for-free-tuition-20425/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46737804_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of student activists from Harvard Law School are calling for the abolition of tuition fees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/harvard-law-students-campaign-for-free-tuition-20425/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:04Freshfields to offer first Magic Circle apprenticeship<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-to-offer-first-magic-circle-apprenticeship-90576714/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37750752_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed plans to launch a legal apprenticeship program at its Manchester office some time in the next twelve months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-to-offer-first-magic-circle-apprenticeship-90576714/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:04Guantao and Zhongmao to merge in China<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/guantao-and-zhongmao-to-merge-in-china-89971570/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33213398_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Beijing-based Guantao Law Firm and Shanghai-based Zhongmao Law Firm have publicly confirmed a tie-up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/guantao-and-zhongmao-to-merge-in-china-89971570/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:04One in four energy companies 'not prepared' for mounting legal risks, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/one-in-four-energy-companies-not-prepared-for-mounting-legal-risks-survey-finds-61076137/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38181346_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new survey of oil and gas players around the globe has predicted that the industry is moving into a 'perfect storm' of legal risk which very few stand prepared to face.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/one-in-four-energy-companies-not-prepared-for-mounting-legal-risks-survey-finds-61076137/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:04GM acquisition of 'driverless car' startup caught on legal snag<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gm-acquisition-of-driverless-car-startup-caught-on-legal-snag-27522552/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41973894_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>General Motors' much touted acquisition of Cruise Automation has hit a stumbling block, with the startup and its founder filing a lawsuit against an engineer who has allegedly delayed the deal by demanding an equity stake in the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gm-acquisition-of-driverless-car-startup-caught-on-legal-snag-27522552/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:04Female counsel still lagging in the in-house pay stakes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/female-counsel-still-lagging-in-the-in-house-pay-stakes-63498455/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40391838_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>It may be true that in-house women are climbing the ranks faster than their law firm counterparts, but new data out of Canada shows there's still a long way to go.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/female-counsel-still-lagging-in-the-in-house-pay-stakes-63498455/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-26933957/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deutsche bank4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-26933957/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:04Lawyers who sold to Slater & Gordon nurse paper losses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-who-sold-to-slater--gordon-nurse-paper-losses-69725071/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10044566_s (2)4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slater & Gordon has advised the Australian stock market that former partners at two UK law firms acquired by the firm are free to sell their shares from 1 May - though at a fraction of the price they might once have hoped to achieve.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-who-sold-to-slater--gordon-nurse-paper-losses-69725071/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 22:04Clyde boasts 50 per cent women in latest round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-boasts-50-per-cent-women-in-latest-round-23113086/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/5573862_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co has made up 16 in this year's round of partner promotions, half of whom are women.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-boasts-50-per-cent-women-in-latest-round-23113086/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 22:04Norton Rose Fulbright announces alliance with legal start-up LawPath<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-fulbright-announces-alliance-with-legal-start-up-lawpath-76611951/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20215026_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The alliance is intended to provide cheaper, easier access to legal services for start-ups and SMEs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-fulbright-announces-alliance-with-legal-start-up-lawpath-76611951/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:04Supreme Court chucks out legal aid residency test<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-chucks-out-legal-aid-residency-test-33748963/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17985338_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael Gove's plan to introduce a residency threshold requirement for legal aid claimants in the United Kingdom has been knocked back by the Supreme Court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-chucks-out-legal-aid-residency-test-33748963/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:04DAC Beachcroft sets sights on Malaysia joint venture<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dac-beachcroft-sets-sights-on-malaysia-joint-venture-29862549/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29682676_s_300x1801.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is looking to further solidify its longstanding association with Malaysian firm Gan Partnership by applying to regulators for a joint venture license in the newly liberalised market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dac-beachcroft-sets-sights-on-malaysia-joint-venture-29862549/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:04Pepper Hamilton cuts Freeh loose ahead of merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pepper-hamilton-cuts-freeh-loose-ahead-of-merger-49478963/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41032308_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pepper Hamilton has returned subsidiary Freeh Group International Solutions to the full ownership of former FBI director Louis Freeh, who stepped out of the firm in January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pepper-hamilton-cuts-freeh-loose-ahead-of-merger-49478963/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:04City promotions dominate in Linklaters 2016 round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/city-promotions-dominate-in-linklaters-2016-round-62921336/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10267262_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Magic Circle firm Linklaters has made up 10 partners in the City, 42 per cent of its 24-strong global round.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/city-promotions-dominate-in-linklaters-2016-round-62921336/Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:04Failure for alternative business structures says law chief<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/failure-for-alternative-business-structures-says-law-chief-37551788/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/alternativebs.jpg' border='0'/></a>The chief executive of the Solicitor's Regulation Authority says that the regulator's aim to create professional services firms offering legal and accountancy services 'haven't worked' as planned.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/failure-for-alternative-business-structures-says-law-chief-37551788/Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:04Australian builders will have 'fewer rights than ice dealers', say lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-builders-will-have-fewer-rights-than-ice-dealers-say-lawyers-75450767/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37784006_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers have backed a controversial union claim that under new regulations, building workers will have fewer rights in investigations than standard criminal suspects.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-builders-will-have-fewer-rights-than-ice-dealers-say-lawyers-75450767/Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:04Dispute over benefits of foreign law firms in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dispute-over-benefits-of-foreign-law-firms-in-singapore-63649788/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18584384_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The scheme which enables foreign law firms to operate in Singapore has been criticised for not creating enough benefits to locally-qualified lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dispute-over-benefits-of-foreign-law-firms-in-singapore-63649788/Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:04Farmers Insurance to pay out $4m to female lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/farmers-insurance-to-pay-out-$4m-to-female-lawyers-49162245/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33186296_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Following a class action lawsuit brought by 300 of its female lawyers, the company has agreed to re-address its recruitment, promotion and remuneration policies in order to strive for a more equitable legal team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/farmers-insurance-to-pay-out-$4m-to-female-lawyers-49162245/Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:04Brexit campaign rules hit law firm events and research<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-campaign-rules-hit-law-firm-events-and-research-38435530/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50388749_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms may be blocked from holding events or publishing research relating to Britain's potential exit from the European Union after new campaigning rules were brought into effect on Friday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-campaign-rules-hit-law-firm-events-and-research-38435530/Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:04Dentons mulls China management overhaul<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-mulls-china-management-overhaul-27105218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31335898_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is reportedly rethinking its management structure in China as it pushes for greater integration of its business in the region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-mulls-china-management-overhaul-27105218/Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:04Report suggests law firms are failing on customer service<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-suggests-law-firms-are-failing-on-customer-service-53872258/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44158836_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new report suggests that there is a 'disturbing level of tunnel vision' among law firms when it comes to adopting modern customer service standards, which could ultimately make the difference between success and failure.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-suggests-law-firms-are-failing-on-customer-service-53872258/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:04Shoosmiths plans Manchester expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-plans-manchester-expansion-85977406/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/5375498_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Shoosmiths has plans to increase its headcount in Manchester from 177 to 300 in the next three years, as the firm prepares to move into its new office in Spinningfields.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-plans-manchester-expansion-85977406/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:04Pinsent keeps half of trainees as Ashurst and Norton Rose release figures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-keeps-half-of-trainees-as-ashurst-and-norton-rose-release-figures-10500992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43980689_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Pinsent Masons has retained a 'disappointing' 50 per cent of its 10-strong group of spring qualifiers. Elsewhere, Ashurst has kept 79 per cent and Norton Rose Fulbright 96 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-keeps-half-of-trainees-as-ashurst-and-norton-rose-release-figures-10500992/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:04Scotland makes history with Leonna Dorrian appointment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/scotland-makes-history-with-leonna-dorrian-appointment-45672294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lady Justice3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leonna Dorrian QC has become the first woman to hold Scotland's second highest legal post.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/scotland-makes-history-with-leonna-dorrian-appointment-45672294/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:04Microsoft files data privacy lawsuit against US DoJ<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-files-data-privacy-lawsuit-against-us-doj-72027253/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17549356_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The computing giant is taking on the US Department of Justice over customer privacy, arguing that laws which oblige it to turn over customer data to government authorities without telling its customers are unconstitutional.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-files-data-privacy-lawsuit-against-us-doj-72027253/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:04Clifford Chance taps Hughes for Asia-Pacific regional managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-taps-hughes-for-asia-pacific-regional-managing-partner-70420626/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11692484_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Singapore managing partner Geraint Hughes has been named as Clifford Chance's new top dog for the Asia-Pacific region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-taps-hughes-for-asia-pacific-regional-managing-partner-70420626/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:04Journalist gets two years for aiding Anonymous hack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/journalist-gets-two-years-for-aiding-anonymous-hack-10741221/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33024149_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Former KTXL web producer Matthew Keys has been sentenced to two years in prison for helping protest group Anonymous access and alter an online story in the LA Times.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/journalist-gets-two-years-for-aiding-anonymous-hack-10741221/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:04'Happy Birthday' lawyers in lawsuit for 'We Shall Overcome'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/happy-birthday-lawyers-in-lawsuit-for-we-shall-overcome-90894439/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12234256_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman, the law firm which successfully proved that 'Happy Birthday' was in the public domain and so not subject to copyright, is hoping to do the same for civil rights anthem 'We Shall Overcome.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/happy-birthday-lawyers-in-lawsuit-for-we-shall-overcome-90894439/Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:04Winston & Strawn boosts transportation finance practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston--strawn-boosts-transportation-finance-practice-55401512/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12020994_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Winston & Strawn has hired two partners for its transportation finance practice in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/winston--strawn-boosts-transportation-finance-practice-55401512/Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:04Lawyers happy with work-life balance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-happy-with-work-life-balance-46239762/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15444891_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new survey shows that, despite long hours, 75 per cent of lawyers are happy with their work-life balance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-happy-with-work-life-balance-46239762/Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:04Clyde & Co eyes Miami merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-eyes-miami-merger-36329922/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/19604431_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm is reportedly looking to expand its US presence via a merger with or acquisition of a firm in Miami, Florida.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-eyes-miami-merger-36329922/Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:04England and Wales divorces still among the world's most generous<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/england-and-wales-divorces-still-among-the-worlds-most-generous-76707836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/27699301_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Research shows that courts in England and Wales are the fifth most generous in the world when it comes to awarding ongoing maintenance for financially dependent ex-spouses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/england-and-wales-divorces-still-among-the-worlds-most-generous-76707836/Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:04Law ranks fourth in degree salary stakes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-ranks-fourth-in-degree-salary-stakes-57152470/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34738164_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>New research has shown that ten years after graduating, male law students earn less on average than their peers who left university with degrees in engineering, economics and medicine—but around 20 per cent more than their own female classmates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-ranks-fourth-in-degree-salary-stakes-57152470/Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:04Slater & Gordon unveils &pound;6.9m UK loss<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-unveils-69m-uk-loss-15733668/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21232943_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>After writing down the bulk of its UK business in February, embattled PI firm Slater & Gordon has now posted its UK LLP accounts for 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-unveils-69m-uk-loss-15733668/Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:04Led Zeppelin to face trial for Stairway to Heaven<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/led-zeppelin-to-face-trial-for-stairway-to-heaven-24211164/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_93102310.jpg' border='0'/></a>Led Zeppelin's lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are to face a US jury trial over whether they stole opening chords for their 1971 classic Stairway to Heaven.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/led-zeppelin-to-face-trial-for-stairway-to-heaven-24211164/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:04Macfarlanes makes up six in male-only promotions round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/macfarlanes-makes-up-six-in-male-only-promotions-round-16205715/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8160575_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>London-only firm Macfarlanes has promoted six to the partnership across its tax, real estate, corporate and disputes practices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/macfarlanes-makes-up-six-in-male-only-promotions-round-16205715/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:04Mossack Fonseca headquarters raided<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mossack-fonseca-headquarters-raided-33662531/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17607825_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The headquarters of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca have been raided by police following a leak of more than 11 million documents that showed how wealthy people, including politicians and world leaders, used the firm to evade tax.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mossack-fonseca-headquarters-raided-33662531/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:04HSF adds disputes team in Germany<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-adds-disputes-team-in-germany-1574447/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Frankfurt1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has doubled the size of its disputes team in Germany with the hire of two partners and seven lawyers from litigation boutique Acker Görling & Schmalz (AGS Legal).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-adds-disputes-team-in-germany-1574447/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:04Names emerge in race for Baker & McKenzie global chair<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/names-emerge-in-race-for-baker--mckenzie-global-chair-43163684/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_151499786 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Four Baker & McKenzie partners have thrown their hats in the ring to replace global chair Eduardo Leite when he steps down later this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/names-emerge-in-race-for-baker--mckenzie-global-chair-43163684/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:04Energy and health suffer growing supply chain fraud<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/energy-and-health-suffer-growing-supply-chain-fraud-5596377/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16948319_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new poll from Deloitte has shown that experiences of supply chain fraud are on the up among professionals in the health care, life science and energy sectors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/energy-and-health-suffer-growing-supply-chain-fraud-5596377/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:04The human element of cybersecurity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/the-human-element-of-cybersecurity-79858066/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38666271_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>All the high-tech armour in the world can't guard against one naïve or disgruntled employee, warn lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/the-human-element-of-cybersecurity-79858066/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:04NewLaw struggling to win over in-house counsel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/newlaw-struggling-to-win-over-in-house-counsel-13837593/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18410791_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of in-house legal departments teaming up with NewLaw businesses is falling, says the latest 2016 ACC Australia Trends Survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/newlaw-struggling-to-win-over-in-house-counsel-13837593/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-18315232/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51903117_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-18315232/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:04Law firms boosting marketing investment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-boosting-marketing-investment-56742132/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_245706880 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A survey of law firms by Bloomberg Law and the Legal Marketing Association shows an increased focus on marketing and business development.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-boosting-marketing-investment-56742132/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:04Reed Smith in merger talks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-in-merger-talks-20421895/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21961324_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm Reed Smith is in talks to combine with the smaller Pepper Hamilton of Philadelphia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-in-merger-talks-20421895/Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:04